The Middle East and Current Events

A Palestinian Prespective – Bassem Eid

 Bassem Eid was born in the Jordanian-occupied Old City in East Jerusalem, whose place of residence became the United Nations Refugee Works Agency (UNRWA) refugee camp of Shuafat. Bassem Eid spent the first 33 years of his life in Shuafat. He rose to prominence during the first Intifada, the Palestinian uprising, as was a senior field researcher for B’Tselem,[1][2] the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the […]

Eric Hoffer and the Jews

] In May 1968, about a year after the Six Day War, he wrote an article for the Los Angeles Times titled “Israel’s Peculiar Position:” The Jews are a peculiar people: things permitted to other nations are forbidden to the Jews. Other nations drive out thousands, even millions of people and there is no refugee problem. Russia did it, Poland and Czechoslovakia did it. Turkey threw out a […]

Moslem Refugees: Compassion vs Reality

by Isi Leibler Opinion 12/02/2015 20:49 To stem the exodus of millions of Muslims to Europe, there must be an intense effort to stabilize the Middle East and bring an end to the civil war in Syria and defeat IS. Syrian refugees shelter in a makeshift tent in the Bekaa Valley, part of the 1.15 million refugees being hosted by Lebanon. (photo credit:MOHAMED AZAKIR / REUTERS) Sensitive […]

Shari’a and Violence in American Mosques

Shari’a and Violence in American Mosques by Mordechai Kedar and David Yerushalmi Middle East Quarterly Summer 2011, pp. 59-72 (view PDF) Link to Original Article 367 How great is the danger of extremist violence in the name of Islam in the United States? Recent congressional hearings into this question by Rep. Peter King (Republican of New York), chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, have generated a firestorm […]